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Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room

The Lucretia Little History Room is dedicated to illuminating the unique and vibrant history of Mill Valley and making this history accessible to people of all ages and interests. We accomplish this by collecting, preserving, and promoting materials of enduring value pertaining to people, places, and events associated with Mill Valley and a few select nearby areas, such as Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods, that are an essential part of Mill Valley’s historic heritage.

The History Room and the Mill Valley Historical Society have shared a close relationship since their respective foundings in 1977. Since its opening, the Lucretia Little History Room has operated under the jurisdiction of the Mill Valley Public Library and the City of Mill Valley, and its collection is owned by the Library. The Historical Society is a separate nonprofit organization which is not governed by the City. The Historical Society and the Library collaborate in many areas, including on exhibitions, the Mill Valley Oral History Program, and the First Wednesday lecture series. The Historical Society provides valued funding and membership resources to support the History Room’s projects, while the Library provides research support for the Historical Society’s programs and publications, from its annual History Walk to the Mill Valley Historical Review.

Contact Information:

Mill Valley Public Library
Lucretia Little History Room
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Telephone: (415) 389-4292
Email: hist@cityofmillvalley.org

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Description :  Portrait of Maybelle Kelly, seated. Kelly was a music teacher and accompanist, well known in the musical circles of Marin County. She accompanied the Ross Symphony Orchestra and was the pianist for the Mill Valley Orchestra. Her pupils gave frequent recitals at Mill Valley's Outdoor Art Club. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 x 3.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.070 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
Description : Front of postcard depicts a sunrise as seen from Mt. Tamalpais. Printed on the front of the postcard is the following text: "Sunrise from Summit of Mt. Tamalpais (2592 feet), California." There is a handwritten message along the right edge, and the publisher information on the left side of the image is listed as, "Britton & Rey, San Francisco. 599." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.074 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Summit of Mt. Tamalpais, sunsets
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- Northwestern Pacific Railroad
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Description : Northwestern Pacific Railroad return ticket, circa 1910. Holes punched for San Rafael to Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Ticket (1.875 x 5.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.013 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroads, Transportation, Travel
Description : Front of postcard depicts image of summit of Mt. Tamalpais with various roads as well as the Tavern of Tamalpais. Printed text to the right of the image reads, "Summit of Mt. Tamalpais, Cal. Showing Marin Exchange, U.S. Weather Bureau and Tavern of Tamalpais." The back of the postcard is addressed to a Miss Annie Schroeder of Alameda, and is postmarked 1906. Publisher information listed on the back is as follows: "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles, Cal. and Leipzig. No....
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Marine Exchange, Mt. Tamalpais, Tavern of Tamalpais,...
Description : Front of postcard depicts a grove of trees on either side of a bridge crossing over a creek. Printed text in the lower left-hand corner of the postcard reads, "Laurel Grove, Muir Woods, Mt. Tamalpais, Cal., 6062." The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message. Publisher information is given as "Cardinell-Vincent Co, San Francisco - Los Angeles" Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.040 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Bridges, Creeks, Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods
Description : Members of the club pose in costumes; probably for their annual "Jinks." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (13.875 x 5.375 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.046 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Clubs, Costumes, Organizations and clubs
Description : View from above of a train and passenger cars and the Tavern of Tamalpais. The observation tower is at the upper left. There is a dusting of snow on the ground. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.875 x 4.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.116 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroads, Taverns (Inns), Locomotives, Snow
Description : Front of postcard depicts landscape of the town of Mill Valley with Mt. Tamalpais in the background. The title on the front reads, "Mt. Tamalpais, California, and part of Mill Valley." On the back, there is a handwritten message addressed to a Mr and Mrs. Philip W. Kearney of Pollock Pines. Publisher M. Rieder, Los Angeles, No. 5108. Company closed in 1915. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.031 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley
Description : Mill Valley Summit School students wearing baseball uniforms posing with teacher. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.125 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.036 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Baseball, Baseball teams, Sports, Students, Summit...
Description : A train, with locomotive and one open passenger car at the water tank at Mesa Station, about half way up Mt. Tamalpais. Written on back of photograph: "Train at water tank Mesa Station Double Bow Knot half way up mountain. Pipes sticking out of smokestack were 'feedwater heater' experiment by superintendent Bill Thomas. Not successful so idea was dropped." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.5 x 6.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.123 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Railroad cars, Railroads, Tanks
Description : William H. Wetterau, son of John Henry Wetterau, as a boy. Photograph was taken at John Harman's house. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.5 x 4.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.142 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
Description : William H. Wetterau, son of John Henry Wetterau, as a child in Spokane, Washington. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.75 x 4.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.141 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
Description : Alyssa and Eleanor Warner, daughters of Dr. Alexander Warner. The Warners were early Mill Valley residents. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.5 x 5.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.138 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Front of postcard depicts Tavern of Tamalpais on the Summit of Mt. Tamalpais. The printed title of the postcard is given as "153 - Summit of Mt. Tamalpais, California." On the back of the postcard, there is a handwritten message addressed to Miss Angus Lenorehard of Glasgow, Scotland. Publisher information is given as "Edward H. Mitchell, publisher, San Francisco." Publisher closed in 1923. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number :...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Tavern of Tamalpais
Description : Front of postcard depicts the Muir Inn. The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message and is addressed to a Mrs. F. A Yates of Hermiston, Oregon. The back of the postcard has a brief caption which reads, "Muir Inn, Muir Woods, Mt. Tamalpais, Cal." Publisher information is given as "published by the Polychrome Co., San Francisco." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.041 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Architecture, Buildings, Muir Woods, Muir Woods Inn
Description : A baby, member of E. E. Wood's family, in a stroller. E. E. Wood was the first principal of Tamalpais High School. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4 x 6.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.149 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Babies, Portraits
Description : A group of redwood trees in Mill Valley, California. Title partially transcribed from front of postcard, which reads: "No. 422, A group of Redwoods, growing out from root of an immense Redwood, Mill Valley, Marin County, California". Back of postcard is printed with the following: "Chas. Weidner, San Francisco, Calif. Made in Germany." Correspondence to a Miss Grace Sterrett on back. Postcard is stamped and postmarked 1909. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Redwood trees, Trees, Woods
Description : The front of the postcard depicts the Tavern of Mt. Tamalpais. The printed text below the image reads, "Tavern on Mount Tamalpais, California." There is a handwritten message on the front. Publisher information reads, " 41. Charles Weidner, Photographer, San Francisco. Printed in Germany." The back of the postcard is addressed to a Miss Ethel M. Langford of Eureka, California. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.073 Digitized...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, mountain railroads, Mt. Tamalpais, Railroads, Tavern...
Description : Front of postcard depicts the observatory station on Mt. Tamalpais. The text printed on the front reads, "2064. Observatory Station on summit of Mt. Tamalpais, California. (2592 feet high). The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message addressed to a Mrs. Lester in Nevada City, California. The publisher information given on the back is listed as, "Britton & Rey, lithographers, S.F. Publishers of Pictorial Post Cards." The postcard is postmarked April...
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Description : Photocopy of a handwritten letter from A.D. Avery to Robert E. Graham, Clerk of the County of Marin, September 13, 1900. The letter details the mileage of the railroads within the boundaries of the incorporated town of Mill Valley. A.D. Avery, or Augustus D. Avery, was chief surveyor for the Tamalpais Land & Water Co. Source : 1 Page of 1: Pamphlet (8.5 x 14 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.024 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Letter from Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway to Ralston L. White, March 2, 1917. White was president of the Tamalpais Land & Water Company from 1910-1943. Letter documents receipt of "certificate #34 for ten (10) shares of stock of the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway for transfer. Letter is signed "Thomas J. Kent by Geo W. Hall". Source : 1 Page of 1: Pamphlet (8.5 x 11 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.022 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Letter from Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway to William Thomas, October 30, 1918 regarding the decision for the Railroad Commission to cease operations in the winter months. Source : 2 Pages of 2: Pamphlet (8.375 x 8.8125 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.023 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
Description : The front of the postcard depicts a rock formation on Mt. Tamalpais known as Profile Rock. The text printed at the top of the postcard reads, "Profile Rock near the Summit of Mt. Tamalpais, California." The back of the postcard is left blank. Publisher information is iven as "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles, Cal. and Leipzig. No 3387." There is a pink stamp which reads, "Made in Germany." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (3.5 x 5.5 in.) Call Number :...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, geology, Mt. Tamalpais, Profile Rock, rock formations,...
Description : Postcard depticts the view of San Francisco Bay as seen from Mt. Tamalpais. There is a small clustering of homes representing Mill Valley, and further in the background, there are several ships sailing in the Bay. Printed on the front of the postcard is the following text: "San Francisco Bay from Mt. Tamalpais, California." The back of the postcard is printed with "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles, Cal. No. 3844, Made in Germany." There is a handwritten message on...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais, San Francisco Bay
Description : Front of postcard depicts pastoral view of a horse and carriage in the foreground, with a smattering of houses against the backdrop of Mt. Tamalpais. An Abbey can be seen amidst the houses. The title of the postcard is given as "The Abbey, Mill Valley, Cal." The back of the postcard is blank, with the publisher listed as, "M. Rieder, Publ. Los Angeles, Cal. No 5110. Made in Germany." Publisher closed in 1915. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais
Description : The Mill Valley Orchestra, posing with instruments, inside the Outdoor Art Club. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7 x 9.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.131 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Group portraits, Orchestras
Description : Colorized illustration of the Old Mill. The original mill was built by John Reed circa 1835. Front of postcard is printed with the following text: "Old Mill, Mill Valley, Cal." A handwritten note is featured at the bottom . Back of postcard is printed with the following: "I. Scheff & Bros., Publishers, San Francisco". Postcard is addressed to a recipient in Los Angeles, and is stamped and postmarked 1907. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (3.5 x 5.5 in.) Call...
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Description : Front of postcard depicts a photograph of Profile Rock, a giant rock formation shaped like a human profile. The text in the upper right hand corner of the postcard reads, "117. Profile Rock, Mt. Tamalpais, Cal." The back of the postcard is left blank, with the publishing information given as, "Pacific Novelty Co, San Francisco, Los Angeles." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.078 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, geology, Mt. Tamalpais, Profile Rock, rock formations
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- Eduart and Cobb
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Description : Carte de Visite photograph of the second Thomas B. Deffebach II, as a child; he was born in 1880 and died in 1954. A brother with the same name died before he was born. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 x 4.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.081 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Children
Description : Panoramic photograph of passengers, crew and train at the Double Bow Knot . Photographs like these were taken for souvenirs for sightseers. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6 x 19 in.) Call Number : 2016.001.001 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, panoramic, Photography, Railroads
Description :  A group of men and three dogs stand in front of the Muir Woods Inn. One dog is on his hind legs and another is on a car on the railroad tracks. The Inn burned down in 1913. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.25 x 5.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.155 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Dogs, Group portraits, Taverns (Inns)
Description : Portrait of W. V. Stolte. Handwritten note on back reads: "Taken San Francisco Jan. 13, 1897. Winfred V. Stolte" . The Stolte family were early residents of Mill Valley. On the lower right hand corner are the words "Paris Panel" in a circle. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.5 x 10.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.159 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
Description : Summit School students and teachers, 6th and 7th grade classes, posing outdoors. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.5 x 21.5 in.) Call Number : 2017.004.005 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Schools, Students, Teachers
Description : Photograph of seventh grade class in the Summit School in 1910. Photograph was pasted to cardboard, from which it is detaching. Written on back of photograph itself is "7th Grade 1910 Miss Herold". On back of cardboard is a diagram of the desks with some students identified. They are: Irvine Dowd in the light colored sweater in the first row; to the left of him is Donald Wossin(?); Jack Finn is the boy on the far right in the second row; Ruth Finn Marcus is the second...
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Description : Students posed in front of screen with school banners hanging down. Banners read "M. V. S." Written on back of photograph: "Property of Mrs. John Burt." Post-it note accompanying photograph reads "Middle Row: left to right Teacher Belle Abraham, Petper Kantor -----> Doroghty Helmore last on left. Bottom Row: 1st on left: Cora Burt Bjorstrom. 2nd Camille Leger Folker 7th Elinor Burt." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (13.875 x 9.125 in.) Call Number...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Schools, Students, Summit School, Teachers
Description : Postcard depicting a view of Mt .Tamalpais. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which reads: "42 - Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais, California." Back of postcard is addressed to Mrs. F.A. Yates, #1 Calfrella Calif, and contains the following text: "Dear Friend, Received your letter, will write you a letter soon. Was up to San Jose for a couple of days. We hope you are all well. Regards to all. Mr & Mrs. Rammey". There is a small seal for the Panama...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Creeks, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais
Description : Portrait of Charles James Dowd. He was an early Mill Valley resident who founded a livery stable, Dowd's Fashion Stables. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6 x 8.625 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.086 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
Description : E. E. Wood, first principal of Tamalpais High School, holding his baby daughter, Ernestine. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4 x 5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.147 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Babies, High school principals, Portraits
Description : Group portrait featuring members of the Mill Valley Rod and Gun Club along with a handful of children. The group is posed outdoors. Note on back of photograph reads "Arthur Lurc[?] Leod - 3rd from left - back row. Members of Mill Valley Rod + Gun Club - Do you know any of them?" and "This picture property of Margaret W. Dowd". Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.5 x 4.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.044 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Clubs, Organizations and clubs
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- Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway
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Description : Blank stock certificate no. 302 for Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, circa 1913. Source : 1 Page of 1: Document (9.0625 x 6.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.037 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Certificates, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway,...
Description : Postcard of Mill Valley's Episcopal Church. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which is printed with the following text: "Episcopal Church, Mill Valley, Cal". Back of postcard is printed with the following: "Made in Germany for W.I. Price, Mill Valley, Cal." Correspondence to a Miss Coffin of Berkeley, California, on back. Postcard is numbered 1463 and is stamped and postmarked 1907. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number :...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Churches, Episcopal churches
Description : Teacher surrounded by students posing outside the school. Written on back of photograph: "Summit School, Mill Valley, 1917? First + Second Grade ? Miss Avis Locey, teacher." There is also a schematic drawing showing some of the student names. [Top row] _____ _____ _____ _____ Mildred Rice _____ Howard Lacy, Gordon Chase, _____ _____. [Middle row] _____ _____ Jack Costa _____ Mowat Hurat _____ _____ Elizabeth Reynolds _____ _____. [Bottom row] Richard Schreiber, Douglas...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Summit School, Schools, Students, Teachers
Description : Panoramic photograph of passengers, crew and train at the Double Bow Knot. Photographs like these were taken as souvenirs for the passengers. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6 x 27 in.) Call Number : MVN1605 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, panoramic, Photography, Railroads
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- Mitchell, Edward H.
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Description : Postcard of view from the Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway. Title transcribed from front of postcard, where printed text reads. "View on the Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway". Photograph by Edward H. Mitchell. Postcard has been attached to a paper with two others by the same company. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.375 x 3.3125 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.028 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroads
Description : The front of the postcard depicts a rock formation on Mt. Tamalpais, known as Sublime Point, overlooking Mill Valley and the San Francisco Bay. The printed text at the top of the page reads, "127 - Sublime Point, (2,600 feet elevation) Mt. Tamalpais, California." The back of the postcard is left blank. Publisher information is given as follows: "Edward H. Mitchell, Publisher, San Francisco." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (3.5 x 5.5 in.) Call Number :...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, geology, Mt. Tamalpais, rock formations, Sublime Point
Description : Portrait of Lorena Bell Dorsey, an early Mill Valley resident, married to Horace Dorsey. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.875 x 8.375 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.090 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway Engine No. 4 at the summit of Mt. Tamalpais. Frank Clark is the engineer and Roy Graves, fireman, stands next to the tender. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (9.5 x 5.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.117 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Railroad engineers, Railroads
Description : Students posing outdoors. On lower left corner: "T. C. Wohlbruck, San Francisco 116". Names of students are written on back of photograph: "Upper Row left to right 1. Fred Bagshaw 2. Louis Cortntz (?) 3. Barclay Manners 4. Armond Silvera 5. Leland Morton 6. Raymond Wiscowsky 7. Joe Saunders 8. Earl Thacker Middle Row 1. Sibbled Reed 2. Shayer Robinson 3. Douglas Prince 4. Randolph WIlson 5. Charles Miers 6. Theodore Trombly 7. Teddy Hansen 8. ALbert Silveria. Lower...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Schools, Students, Summit School, Teachers
Description : Postcard featuring a man perched on a rock on Mt. Tamalpais and taking in the view of San Francisco Bay. Photograph by Edward H. Mitchell. Postcard has been trimmed and attached to a paper with two others by the same company. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.375 x 3.3125 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.026 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroads
Description : Mill Valley's Old Mill was built by John Reed circa 1835. Reed's sawmill has long been Mill Valley's most significant man-made landmark. Front of postcard is printed with the following text: "157 - Old Saw Mill, Erected 1832 - Mill Valley, California". Back of postcard is printed with the following: "Published by Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco, Cal." Correspondence to a Miss Horr of Redding, California, on back. Postcard is stamped and postmarked 1912....
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Old Mill, Sawmills, Structures
Description : Ralston and Ruth White in a horse-drawn cart in front of the Tamalpais Land and Water Company at 130 Throckmorton Avenue. In 1910, Ralston became president of the Tamalpais Land and Water Company, which was founded by his father, Lovell White. A sign behind the horse, partially visible, reads "Tamalpais Land & Water Company, Ralston L. White. Trewavas, Lee & Co. Real Estate." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.24 x 10 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.135 Digitized by...
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Description : Contact print of the first railroad station in downtown Mill Valley, California. The station was located just south of where Sunnyside Avenue would connect with Miller Avenue. The station also included a telegraph and ticket office. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.5 x 5 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.041 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroad stations, Railroads
Description : Northwestern Pacific train and crowd at the railway station in downtown Mill Valley, California. The street in the foreground is Miller Avenue. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.875 x 2.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.094 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroad stations, Railroads
Description : Postcard showing Old Mill Creek and Natural Bridge. A man perches against a tree, fishing in the creek before him. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which reads: "Old Mill Creek and Natural Bridge, Mill Valley, Cal." Back of postcard is printed with: "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles, Cal. No. 5104. Made in Germany." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (3.5 x 5.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.016 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Creeks, Redwood trees, Trees
Description : Automobile passengers stopped under the big trees. Passengers pose in front of two automobiles. Handwritten text on the back of postcard says: "about 1905 - probably on road to Muir Woods". Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.013 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Automobile travel, Automobiles, Redwood trees, Trees
Description : Crowd outside of the railway depot in downtown Mill Valley, California, and people walking across Miller Avenue. A train is seen at left. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.125 x 2.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.095 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroad stations, Railroads
Description :  Newspaper clipping of a published timetable for North Shore railroad, to San Rafael, Ross Valley, Mill Valley, Cazadero, etc. via Sausalito Ferry. Includes ticket office location information. Source : 1 Page of 1: Pamphlet (2.25 x 2.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.007 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroads, Timetables
Description : Cabinet cards depicting Mary Matilda Deffebach (1866-1935) at left and an unidentified young woman at right. Mary Matilda Deffebach was the daughter of Thomas Boileau Deffebach (1822-1884) and Maria Inez Reed Deffebach (1842-1883), and granddaughter of John Thomas Reed, the first white settler and landowner in Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (10 x 7.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.083 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
Description :  A group of men, early residents of Mill Valley, sitting at a large banquet table while two waiters stand at attendance. Pictured at the far head of he table is Sidney Cushing, founding president of the Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Railway. The man at the other end of the table with his back to the camera is probably Lovell White. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.75 x 5.625 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.045 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Banquets, Early days & pioneers
Description : Photograph of view from above the Double Bow Knot on Mt. Tamalpais, circa 1918. Title transcribed from text printed on the photograph, which reads: "S.F. Bay from Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Ry., California." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.75 x 9.625 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.040 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Bays (Bodies of water), Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Tamalpais...
Description : Panoramic photograph of passengers, crew and train at the Double Bow Knot. Photographs like these were taken for souvenirs for sightseers. A second train can be seen above in the background. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.5 x 31 in.) Call Number : MVU3009 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, panoramic, Photography, Railroads
Description : Two portraits of Sarah E. Boyle as a young child. The photographs are pasted to a single piece of white card stock. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (10 x 6.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.066 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Description : Students posing outdoors. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.875 x 4.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.007 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Homestead School, Schools, Students
Description : Students and teacher posed outside Homestead School. Note on back reads: "Homestead School (1) Ivan Kompg (2) George Stutzman (3) Edna Maguire (Principal)" Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.5 x 20 in.) Call Number : 2017.004.004 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Schools, Students, Teachers
Description : Scenic view of Richardson Bay from Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway track. Section of railroad track is thought to be near the end of Summit Avenue in Mill Valley, California. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.875 x 4.75) Call Number : 2016.004.105 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroad tracks, Railroads
Description : Students and male teacher posing outside the building. Written on matting "Eighth Grade Summer '17 5 Robinson." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (9 x 6.9375 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.018 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Schools, Students, Summit School, Teachers, californialightandsound, Summit...
Description : Students posing outdoors with the Principal, John E. Cuddeback, and a teacher. Written on the upper white margin "Soli Cuddeback" with an aroow pointing to a student. Written on the back: "Top Row - Bagshaw, Fred. Robuison, Shayer. (Principal Cuddeback). Morgau (?), Russell. Komfs, Laoris. Hertner (?), George(?). Thacker, Earl. (Lily(?) Boyles [or Doyles], teacher). 2nd -Wiscowet(?), Raymond. Silvera, Armond. Thoney, Emmanuel 'Jauls(?)'Macdonald, Clare. Mapur,...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, School Principals, Schools, Students, Summit School,...
Description :  Mrs. Anne Stolte and Virginia Stolte (later Virginia Spaulding). The Stolte family were early residents of Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 x 4.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.156 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Daughters, Mothers, Portraits
Description : A group of Homestead School students posting outside the building. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.875 x 6.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.010 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Homestead School, Schools, Students
Description :  Photograph shows Corte Madera Avenue in Mill Valley, California, and two men standing on the Mt. Tamalpais Railroad tracks. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.125 x 5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.107 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroad tracks, Railroads
Description : Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway train and passengers cars crossing a trestle bridge. The orientation of passengers and the engineer showcases the way in which the Railway's engines were positioned at the end of the train, pushing passenger cars up the mountain. This was done for a few reasons, including that it eliminated the possibility of runaway passenger cars and redirected the smoke and soot from the engine away from passengers. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.5 x...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Railroad cars, Railroads, Trestles
Description : Group portrait on the porch of Alonzo Coffin's house during the celebration of Irene Coffin's birthday. The Coffins were a prominent family in early Mill Valley, California. Written on back of photograph: "Irene's birthday party. Mill Valley, 1894. Porch of the Alonzo Coffin house. Down in front. Otto Hinz, Walter Ralph, Maybelle, Amy Schroeder, Beatrice Keely, Irene ? Schroeder, Leslie Gardiner, Billy Smith. On the railing - Henrietta Freeze - Ellen, Pearl, Polly Schroeder,...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Birthday parties, Coffin Family, Porches, Portraits
Description : Souvenir trivet from the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway. Reads: "Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Ry. / Crookedest Railroad in the World" Source : 1 Page of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette (6 x 6 in.) Call Number : 2002.002.001 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroads, Souvenirs
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
- Jennings, Greg and Martin, Pete
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Description : A copy of an annual pass on the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway for Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Preston, 1918. Printed on the back of a calling card for Pete Martin of Bolinas and Greg Jennings of Mill Valley, about Mount Tamalpais History. Source : 2 Pages of 2: Ticket (4 x 2.4375 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.035 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
Description : Tavern of Tamalpais envelope featuring Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway logo. The Tavern of Tamalpais was a combination hotel and restaurant and the northern terminus of the Railway. It opened in 1896. Source : 1 Page of 1: Envelope (7.4375 x 3.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.036 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads